Heilo Mor and Nicole Harrington (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kidder/Andalusian World)
Lexington, VA (September 15, 2015) – Vita Flex was proud to sponsor the Vita Flex Victory Pass Award in the Andalusian/Lusitano Best Movement Class at the 2015 International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (IALHA) National Championship Show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA.
Lisa McDowell, of McDowell Equestrian in Fort Lauderdale, FL, won the Andalusian/Lusitano Best Movement Class, which also earned her the esteemed Victory Pass Award ribbon and Vita Flex bucket filled with hundreds of dollars in Vita Flex® performance products and supplements. McDowell specializes in dressage and Pure Spanish Sporthorses.
McDowell’s Vita Flex Victory Pass Award and Best Movement winning partner was the multi-time in-hand and performance Spanish and National Champion, Hielo Mor. Hielo Mor is a 16.3 hand, Qualified Breeding PRE stallion and son of Elche, SICAB’s Best Movement Champion from the legendary Lovera bloodlines in Andalucia, Spain.
A decorated athlete, Hielo Mor represented his Spanish bloodlines at past IALHA National Championships, earning accolades such as the title of Junior Colt Champion and the Best Movement award. He also trained for four years with two time Swedish national dressage team member and five time U.S. National Champion Mette Rosencrantz, of Mill Creek Equestrian Center in Topanga, CA. Since then he has relocated to train with Nicole Harrington of Harrington Dressage in Loveland, OH. In the Andalusian/Lusitano Best Movement class at the 2015 IALHA Nationals, the stallion was shown in-hand by John Rock of Big Rock, IL.
“He’s a beautiful, sweet, great stallion with three exceptional gaits,” McDowell said. “He comes from bloodlines that make him so correct, he’s just naturally built for movement. His free-hand walk is a nine, his trot has a lot of reach, clearance, and height, and his canter just floats.”
The Vita Flex Victory Pass Award recognizes the fine line between good and great by saluting winning examples of exceptional horse care and performance like McDowell and Hielo Mor.
Campaigning a breeding stallion, in-hand or under saddle, requires a top care in stride with high performance. Vita Flex offers a variety of performance products that encompass anything top equestrians in all disciplines could want for their horses while competing for first place. The Lactanase® product provides ingredients that support the production of cellular energy, making it essential for high performance horses. Another Vita Flex favorite, the AccuLytes™ Balanced Electrolyte Formula, supports horses by replenishing lost electrolytes from long trailer rides, stress, and exercise.
Vita Flex provides riders, trainers, and owners with top-quality equine products including antioxidants, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals, and topical solutions to help keep horses in peak health, and supports some of the most popular breed shows and competitions in the world. To learn more about the Vita Flex® line of superior horse products, visit www.vitaflex.com or call (800) 848–2359.